Football By Joe Crilly

Coutinho To Stay For Now But Is There Another Twist?

The Philippe Coutinho transfer saga has had more twists and turns than a country lane in recent weeks and once again is odds on to remain at Liverpool with William Hill.

He was as short as 1/4 to join Barcelona just seven days ago but is now 1/2 to stay at Anfield – 6/4 to move to Barcelona.

“Liverpool have been desperate to hold on to their man and the odds have swung back in their favour,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Given how protracted this saga has been, it would not be a surprise if there was another twist in this one yet.”

Philippe Coutinho club after summer transfer window: 1/2 Liverpool; 6/4 Barcelona